What is an Electronic Service Provider PHIPA?
Under Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), an electronic service provider (ESP) is someone who supplies services that enable a health information custodian to collect, use, modify, disclose, retain or dispose of personal health information. ESPs are bound by specific PHIPA rules. The subject of electronic service provider PHIPA is discussed below.
Electronic Service Provider PHIPA Responsibilities as an Agent
The nature of electronic service provider PHIPA requirements depends upon whether the electronic service provider is an agent of the health information custodian.